A top secret Russian intelligence unit was allegedly behind a plot to pay Afghan militants to kill US troops and allies, according to a bombshell New York Times report based on US intelligence.
Unit 29155, part of Russia’s military intelligence agency, has been tied to assassination attempts and other nefarious activities across Europe.
The shadowy Russian unit, formed a little over a decade ago, is tasked with destabilizing the West.
President Donald Trump was briefed on the intelligence assessment months ago, but did not act, according to the report. Trump has so far denied that he was ever briefed on the intel.
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A Russian intelligence unit that’s been linked to assassinations and coup attempts in Europe has emerged at the center of yet another escalating scandal encircling the Trump administration.
American intelligence officials concluded months ago that the shadowy Russian spy group, known as Unit 29155, offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to take out US troops and their allies, according to a bombshell New York Times report published on Friday. The intelligence assessment in the Times’ report has been corroborated by multiple other major publications.
Though the Trump administration has …read more
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